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  • 5.0/5.0

    Very knowledgeable and experienced attorney who shows great respect for his clients.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    Mr. Dane did an extremely thorough job explaining our options during bankruptcy proceedings, as well as advising on a secondary suit. He worked with us with extreme flexibility, along with open communication, and took the time to explain,...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Jack was very helpful and straightforward from the beginning very optimistic but yet realistic. Jack is very easy to work with even with me being a common man.

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Harold J Dane III was referred to my husband and I by another professional. We feel blessed to have met such a great attorney with wisdom, knowledge and integrity. He is professional and to the point, and yet still offered coffee & gum with...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Jack Dane was excellent in navigating through some difficult financial and divorce negotiations. He is very skilled and highly recommend him.

    — Client

Real Estate Attorney With 35+ Years of Experience

Experienced lawyer helps people in the Davenport with Real Estate Transactions & Forclosure Defense

Attorney Dane has extensive experience in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions, proceeding and litigation matters. You can count on Attorney Dane to provide quality counsel and legal expertise with respect to purchase, sale and leasing contracts, financing, litigation, partnerships, joint ventures, mortgages, foreclosure, development, construction, leases, and other real estate services. There are several laws involved with the procedure of buying real estate in Iowa and Illinois. Getting a lawyer in the early stages of your real estate purchase or sale ensures that you are protected at all times. For most people, this is one of the largest purchases you will ever make.  It's vital to have an experienced Real Estate Attorney on your side. For sellers and investors, our job is to help you make the most out of your investment.

We can also counsel you on how to avoid or mitigate losses related to foreclosure.  It's important to know there are steps you can take to keep your home or sell it while limiting your loss. H. J. Dane Law Office represents homeowners in the Davenport area and throughout Iowa who are at risk of having their homes foreclosed. Whether I challenge your lender in defending you against foreclosure or work with your mortgage company or bank to reach acceptable terms that benefit you, you can count on my counsel and advice.

Skilled litigator provides a strong defense to foreclosure

When your lender initiates a foreclosure action, it's essential you take prompt action. As your attorney, depending on your circumstances, I will get to work to uncover the facts and may be able to challenge the foreclosure if I find:

  • Your lender failed to follow state-mandated procedures, or federal requirements if you have a government loan.
  • The mortgage company made errors such as crediting your payments to the wrong party, charging erroneous fees, or overstating the amount of your loan.
  • Your lender failed to notify you of your loan default.
  • You are an active-duty service member.

If these situations or others exist that show your lender has engaged in a foreclosure action that's illegal or unwarranted, I will press your case in court. While your case is pending, your foreclosure will be put on hold, offering you a much-needed break while I work to help you save your home. If filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers you a better option for repaying your debt and keeping your house, I can guide you through the process.

Proven advocate advises on options to foreclosure

In many cases, homeowners may be able to work with their lenders to avoid foreclosure. As a skilled negotiator, I can clearly and effectively present your case to your mortgage company or bank so you can make use of these options:

  • Mortgage modification — If your home's value is less than your outstanding loan amount or you no longer can afford your monthly payments under your current mortgage, you may be eligible for a loan modification. I can negotiate with your lender to have the terms of the original loan reduced to payment amounts you can afford.
  • Loan forbearance — If your failure to make timely mortgage payments resulted from a financial setback you can recover from, I may be able to seek loan forbearance from your lender. Forbearance gives you a temporary reprieve from making payments while your lender agrees not to foreclose during the forbearance period.

It's often in a lender's best interest to work with homeowners rather than spending the time and money it costs them to initiate foreclosure proceedings. I have helped clients throughout Iowa to make use of these options and keep their homes and will press for a favorable outcome in your case.

Knowledgeable counselor helps mitigate your loss in a home sale

When selling your home is in your best interests, I can negotiate with your lender to provide these options:

  • Short sale — If your home's value has depreciated by 20 percent or more, it may be in your interest to sell it through a short sale, which your lender must approve. A short sale allows you to sell your home for less than the amount you owe on the loan and keeps your lender from foreclosing, which benefits both parties.
  • Deed in lieu of foreclosure — A deed in lieu of foreclosure allows you to relinquish your interest in your home for the amount of the loan by exchanging your deed for the loan cancellation. I will negotiate with your lender on the terms and meticulously prepare the agreement to ensure you are completely relieved of the loan debt.

While the decision to sell your home can be a difficult one, I will make sure you understand the benefits and risks so you can proceed fully informed before engaging in any transaction. In all cases, my goal is to help you reach an outcome for you and your family that keeps you from losing your home to foreclosure.

Contact a dedicated Iowa attorney for help with your real estate transaction

At H. J. Dane Law Office, I assist clients throughout Iowa who are looking to purchase or sell real estate or are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. I will explain your options and guide you in making the best decision for your circumstances. Call me at 563-723-7053 or contact me online to schedule your consultation at my Davenport office.